COLORADO WESTERN TIER WILDFLOWERS

 Jim Fuchs

Plant Spreadsheet

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If you prefer, organized by  Name or Plant Feature

Cryptantha (Boraginaceae)

It is now common to place the biennial/perennial species into the genus Oreocarya. The USDA has not yet made the change and so neither have I.

Cryptantha flava

Cryptantha

Cryptantha flava

Cryptantha

Cryptantha flava

Cryptantha

Cryptantha flava

Cryptantha

Cryptantha flava

Cryptantha

Cryptantha flava

Cryptantha

Cryptantha flava

Cryptantha flavoculata

Cryptantha

Cryptantha flavoculata

Cryptantha

Cryptantha flavoculata

Cryptantha

Cryptantha flavoculata

Cryptantha

Cryptantha flavoculata

Cryptantha gracilis

Cryptantha

Extremely hairy. Cyme is a bit tardy in elongating so it can take on a ball-like appearance.

Cryptantha

Cryptantha gracilis

Cryptantha

In Pinyon/Juniper

Cryptantha

Cryptantha gracilis

Cryptantha osterhoutii

Looks a bit like C. flavoculata. However, C. osterhoutii has longer hairs on leaf margins and nutlets that are tuberculate, not merely rough as in flavoculata.
I may end up calling the plant in the upper four photos something else - if I can find it again!

Cryptantha

Cryptantha osterhoutii

Cryptantha

Cryptantha osterhoutii

Cryptantha

Cryptantha osterhoutii

Cryptantha

One nutlet removed to reveal short style and elevated margin.

Cryptantha

With Pediomelum aromaticum

Cryptantha

Pustulate

Cryptantha rollinsii

Cryptantha

Cryptantha rollinsii

Cryptantha

Cryptantha rollinsii

Cryptantha

Cryptantha rollinsii

Cryptantha

Cryptantha rollinsii

Cryptantha

Cryptantha rollinsii

Cryptantha

Cryptantha rollinsii

Cryptantha

Cryptantha rollinsii

Cryptantha

Cryptantha rollinsii

Cryptantha sericea

Cryptantha

Cryptantha sericea

Cryptantha

Cryptantha sericea

Cryptantha

Cryptantha sericea